Wednesday, 11 September 2019 11:57

MariaDB opens US headquarters in California

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MariaDB Corporation, the database company born as a result of forking the well-known open-source MySQL database, has opened new US headquarters in Redwood City, California, indicating that it is growing in prominence.

A statement from the company said more than 75% of the Fortune 500 was using MariaDB.

“Our innovation, particularly in the cloud, is driving us toward a level of success that surpasses our most aggressive goals," said MariaDB Corporation chief executive Michael Howard.

“MariaDB can now be found supporting the most challenging business applications globally. This will be an extraordinary year in our continued evolution.

"The Redwood City office represents an important milestone for our talented, growing team who now enjoy everything the popular downtown location has to offer, including Caltrain connectivity.”

MariaDB has a second headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, from where its founder Monty Widenius hails.

The statement said the number of employees had doubled in the last 18 months.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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